Friday, May 20, 2011
what I'm reading now
Hard Laughter was a quick read. I decided to read some of Anne Lamott's books after reading this quote in a magazine: "Part of me loves and respects men so desperately, and part of me thinks they are so embarrassingly incompetent at life and in love. You have to teach them the very basics of emotional literacy. You have to teach them how to be there for you, and part of me feels tender toward them and gentle, and part of me is so afraid of them, afraid of any more violation." Hard Laughter is a novel about a young woman and the family she loves. It covers an emotionally wrenching time for the family members when their father is diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor. Ms. Lamott reveals insight into the human condition as she creates believable yet eccentric characters who are trying to make their way through life the best way they can.